Armed citizen stops stabbing rampage in Memphis Grocery Store

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    "Eight Workers Stabbed at Memphis Area Store" (merge)

    http://www.wsmv.com/news/9555822/detail.html

    A breaking news story....

    "ARLINGTON, Tenn. -- Eight employees were stabbed Friday by a co-worker at a Memphis suburban grocery store, and four were seriously injured, police said."

    Does anyone know Schnucks's policy on concealed carry?

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    I have been to Schnucks and do not recall that it is posted. Although their employee policy would be more of the question to ask, I would think.
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    Armed Citizen Stops Grocery Store Assailant

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    ARLINGTON, Tennessee (AP) -- A knife-wielding grocery store employee attacked eight co-workers Friday, seriously injuring five before a witness pulled a gun and stopped him, police said.

    The 21-year-old suspect, whose name was withheld pending charges, was arrested and then taken to a hospital after complaining of chest pains, Memphis Police Sgt. Vince Higgins said. The attack apparently stemmed from a work dispute, police said.

    Five victims, one in critical condition, were admitted to the Regional Medical Center, the main trauma hospital for the Memphis area. Three others were less badly hurt and treated at another hospital.

    The attacker, chasing one victim into the store's parking lot, was subdued by Chris Cope, manager of a financial services office in the same small shopping center, Higgins said.

    Cope said he grabbed a 9mm semiautomatic pistol from his pickup truck when he saw the attacker chasing the victim "like something in a serial killer movie."

    "When he turned around and saw my pistol, he threw the knife away, put his hands up and got on the ground," Cope told The Associated Press. "He saw my gun and that was pretty much it."

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    Outstanding.

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    Like the wise man says. "you never take a knife to a gun fight"

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    Good story with with a great outcome. Hope all the injured will recover quickly.
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    When I heard this story on the national radio news, they reported that a witness "tackled" the assailant.. I thought to myself there might be something more to the story that was unreported..

    I read a little further, the police interviewed said they commended the gun holder but do not encourage this kind of risk, he could have been hurt.. Obviously discounting the whole bringing a knife to a gunfight thing...

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    Proof with that idiot 21 year old just how much damage can be done with a blade.

    And still these days - so many companies insist on a disarmed workforce
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    +1, kastiron...

    The original reports from AP did not mention the involvement of an armed citizen. Moderators, this is the incident from "Eight Workers Stabbed at Memphis Area Store" I posted earlier in the Off-Topic area, if you see the need to merge the threads.

    I'm glad to see that an armed citizen was able to end the attacks.

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    Moderators, this is the incident from "Eight Workers Stabbed at Memphis Area Store" I posted earlier in the Off-Topic area
    Good point falcon - merge done!
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    Armed citizen stops stabbing rampage in Memphis Grocery Store

    Today at a Schnucks grocery store, an employee went nuts and started stabbing other employees with 2 large butcher knives. He chased one vicitm out into the parking lot and was stabbing him in the head when an armed citizen stopped him. No shots fired, and in fact no one was killed. But, had the armed citizen not been there, things could have been much, much worse.

    Here are a couple of links to the story.

    http://www.breitbart.com/news/2006/07/21/D8J0MBOG2.html

    http://www.myeyewitnessnews.com/news...6-37CA8E48813E
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    Shamelessly stolen from another forum:

    8 Grocery Employees Stabbed in Tennessee
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    By WOODY BAIRD
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    MEMPHIS, Tenn.


    A knife-wielding grocery store employee attacked eight co-workers Friday, seriously injuring five before a witness pulled a gun and stopped him, police said.

    The 21-year-old suspect, whose name was withheld pending charges, was arrested and then taken to a hospital after complaining of chest pains, Memphis Police Sgt. Vince Higgins said. The attack apparently stemmed from a work dispute, police said.

    Five victims, one in critical condition, were admitted to the Regional Medical Center, the main trauma hospital for the Memphis area. Three others were less badly hurt and treated at another hospital.

    The attacker, chasing one victim into the store's parking lot, was subdued by Chris Cope, manager of a financial services office in the same small shopping center, Higgins said.

    Cope said he grabbed a 9mm semiautomatic pistol from his pickup truck when he saw the attacker chasing the victim "like something in a serial killer movie."

    "When he turned around and saw my pistol, he threw the knife away, put his hands up and got on the ground," Cope told The Associated Press. "He saw my gun and that was pretty much it."

    Police arrived within minutes and took the attacker into custody.

    "He just kept saying, 'I'm insane. I wish I was never born' and that kind of stuff," Cope said.

    The attack started in an employee area of the Schnucks supermarket on the outskirts of Memphis and no customers were involved, Higgins said.

    Police said two large kitchen knives used in the attack were found at the scene.

    Witness Frank Rector said the attacker held a knife high in a stabbing position as he chased a victim into the parking lot. The victim, Rector said, "was circling, trying to get away from him."

    The ages of the victims were not immediately released. Higgins and a company spokeswoman said all the victims were employees of the store.

    The spokeswoman said officials from the St. Louis-based company were on their way to the scene.

    Higgins said police were pulling into the parking lot as Cope was confronting the attacker.

    "We commend him," Higgins said. "But we don't encourage people to take that kind of risk. He could have been hurt."
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    Schnucks suck's! They are out of Saint Louis/Missouri (local for me) and they are big anti's, There stores are posted here and they donated $5,000 or $10,000 (I can't remember) to try and prevent CCW in Missouri. "I will not shop there ever".


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    "We commend him," Higgins said. "But we don't encourage people to take that kind of risk. He could have been hurt."
    Ahh - the politically correct, public image sensitive, anti thinkers strike again.
    Silly citizen, of COURSE it's better to go to your truck, lock the doors, and stay safe while you watch two or three more people get cut up before the police arrive. If you're lucky, maybe one will be a kid or a mom.

    Some people.

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    and they are big anti's, There stores are posted here and they donated $5,000 or $10,000 (I can't remember) to try and prevent CCW in Missouri. "I will not shop there ever"
    Ohh the irony....:)

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    "We commend him," Higgins said. "But we don't encourage people to take that kind of risk. He could have been hurt."
    Do they realize how down right stupid they sound when they say stuff like that? How was he going to be hurt? Is the knife wielding attacker going to shoot him with the knife. Any wrong move by the knife guy is going to draw projectiles at a rapid rate. Also if the guy is insane why did he drop the knife and lay down on the ground. Last time I checked these were the actions of a rational person. Shot his insanity plea down by his own actions. Of course the other choice was to maintain the insanity plea while being shot down by Cope.
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    I wonder if that will make the national media!

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